What can I say..we are on day 23! Resolve to be consistent my friends! That is becoming my motto..Resolve to be consistent! Day 23
(love) always protects.-1 Corinthians 13:7
Love always protects.
"Unfortunately your marriage has enemies out there. They come in many forms and use different strategies, but nonetheless they will conspire to destroy your relationship unless you know how to ward them off."
Harmful influences: Such as Internet and T.V. draining time from your family and keep you separated.
Unhealthy relationships: Friends who undermine your marriage do not deserve the title of friend.
Shame: Exposing your husband or wife's vulnerabilities in public..not cool.
Parasites: Addictions that suck the life out of your marriage such as gambling, drugs, pornography.
"The Bible speaks plainly here about the protective role. God warned "My flock has become prey...and food for all the beast of the field. How so? They lacked a shepherd. Not because they were too weak but because they didn't pay attention!"
Remove anything that is hindering your relationship, any addiction or influence that's stealing your affections and turning your heart away from your spouse.
Questions for you:
- What did you throw out first?
- Are there others that need to go as well?
- What do you hope the removal of these things will do for you and your marriage, and your relationship with God?
Thank you to those of you who are doing this dare...and thanks for stopping by! Love ya Mean it! Stephanie
image unknown/ book excerpts from the "love dare" by Alex and Stephen Kendrick